RASD 5/7/19: New Tag Champs, Wild Card, Damian Abraham talks “The Wrestlers”

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/05/08/rasd-5-7-19-new-tag-champs-wild-card-damian-abraham-talks-the-wrestlers/


Wai Ting is joined by Nate Milton (The Rocky Maivia Picture Show, Kings of Sport) to review WWE SmackDown from Louisville, Kentucky:

New SmackDown Tag Team Champions are crowned, Kofi Kingston defends the WWE title against Raw’s AJ Styles and Sami Zayn, and the Wild Card Rule continues to take effect.

At 01:13:00, Damian Abraham joins us to discuss the official launch of Viceland’s The Wrestlers, how Dark Side of the Ring helped finally push his show onto TV, and what fans can expect from the 10-episode series beginning Wednesday, May 22nd on Viceland.


  • Nate Milton’s thoughts on XFL’s TV deals
  • Raw ratings up 4% on Monday; second-lowest of 2019
  • WWE fires Raw writer Ryan Callahan
  • NJPW Best of the Super Juniors blocks announced
  • NJPW Dominion title matches set
  • MLW signs Ross and Marshall Von Erich

Plus Café feedback, comments & questions from the POST Wrestling Forum.

Listen to Nate Milton on The Rocky Maivia Picture Show every 3rd Saturday of the month on POST Wrestling’s flagship feed, or by clicking here.

Find Nate’s sports podcast, Kings of Sport here.

Nate’s video review of Avengers: Endgame can be found here.

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Gotta love Daniel Bryan.


This week made me wish John and Wai would alternate their roles as primary show recap.
Listening to Wai detail some of WWE’s segments and then leaving dead air to see if the other person wants to chime in on the trainwreck of a segment only to continue his recap after silence is strangely satisfying. Even Wai made the odd comment about it here and there. I’m curious if John would give him the silent ‘you’ve got this’ treatment in return until essentially forced to respond by prompt or question as well.

Don’t take this comment as mean spirited. John and Wai with John as lead works great but the role reversal with Wai as lead has me just as intrigued now.

The Superstar Shake-Up on POST Wrestling has been infinitely more fun than the one in WWE.

Some of the stuff Wai was unsure of happening previously I think actually happened on Smackdown last week. Balor & Ali teamed up against Orton & Andrade in a MITB preview tag team match, and the B-Team joined up with Shane (and Smackdown in general) to face Reigns 2-on-1 with Elias as the ringside enforcer ref.